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on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >> reporter: and local officials pleaded for more supplies. >> they cannot go on. this is america. it's not a third world nation. >> reporter: one even attacking the red cross, which just arrived here today. >> people are buried in their own homes. nothing to eat, nothing to drink. >> reporter: but today, in the tottenville section of staten island, a neighborhood almost completely destroyed be i the storm, we saw relief in action. >> so, they got pizza, they got socks and gloves. come on over. >> reporter: this used to be mike abruzzo's home. >> my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, daddy, i want to go home. i just told her that, it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: almost nothing remains. except for a few small tokens. while we were there, neighbors arrive with his wedding picture, found several blocks away. like so many we talked to, he repeated over and over, "at least my family is safe." his neighbors across the street were not so lucky. two of them died the night of the storm
supporters to pitch in. with fema working overtime, democrats are hammering him for what he said at a debate when asked if some of fema's responsibilities should be turned over to the states. >> abslaugolutely. any team you have occasion to take something from the federal government and send back to the states that is the right direction. if you can go back and send it to the private sector that's better. >> reporter: romney wouldn't answer question as but that? >> governor would you eliminate fema if you were president. >> reporter: with canceled events. the campaign continues. bill clinton led a rally in indianapolis that appeared entirely political. with a race this close, not even a storm of the century can bring the campaign to a halt. jonathan karl, abc news, kettering ohio. cover everything.'t only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousa
. >> fema is doing everything it can to help. >> we want to help get things back to normal as quickly as possible. schools open, stores open. >> in new jersey, emergency crews are going door-to-door searching for survivors where families have been surrounded by floodwater four days. natural gas fires continue to burn where homes were flattened. with millions still in the dark 64,000 utility workers in 12 states are working around- the-clock to turn the power on. >> you have got to pick through it. >> belli is back, thank you lord. >> at least three people in their cars and gas lines are growing. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m. and it is 1:00 in the afternoon. three hours. >> criticism that the marathon runners will be traveling through areas devastated by sandy. >> people from the d.c. area are getting ready to help out heading to areas hard hit by superstorm sandy. the red cross and the national capital region will send vehicles to wear there were 2 feet of snow. also helping out, virginia power crews getting ready to head to new jersey to help with power restoration. 1500 workers set to
dumped by the monster storm. fema is reporting 13,000 people are staying in shelters right now. let's find out what is happening in manhattan. good afternoon. >> the temperatures are definitely dropping, and that is not helping the families who have lost everything, and the millions who are still without power. sandy's victim's woke up in a cold and dark home yet again this morning well looking for help. tempers are flaring up as many residents feel they have been left out in the cold. >> this is really a dangerous situation and it is a dangerous place in the dark. island, were the are,st hit communities is frustration and desperation. we lost everything. you do the best to can, you know? you go to work everyday and do can be done in one neighborhood, people into ae need to dump o dumpsters or crew that restaurantsway by paid of all the food we had to refrigerator,he is needed. it could get worse, as officials say temperatures could the 30's this weekend. adding to the misery, link the gas lines. shortages in some areas are .eaching crisis levels are open, and those are, cannot meet
. can the military and fema make a difference? alex perez is in clifton, new jersey. good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: dan, good morning. everyone is hoping that shipment will make a big difference almost immediately. this gas station here sold 8,000 gallons into the late hours and won't be expecting another shipment, another delivery, until this afternoon. now, most of the people here are hoping that this fema and military shipment that's headed our way will make a difference in this region very soon. this morning, new york is opening up. and new jersey is cracking down, in an effort to improve the tri-state gas shortage. the new york port has been open for gas tankers for the first time since sandy made landfall. >> we saw a fuel barge coming down the hudson river before. >> reporter: until things return to normal, governor chris christie has signed an executive order, rationing gas for passenger vehicles in 12 counties. here's how it works. starting at noon, owners of cars with license plates ending in an even number, can only purchase gas on even number days. odd numbers on odd
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he is making some headlines for comments he made in a restaurant. he joked with him and about for president in 2016. followed a political rally ad ofhe slammed the gop the auto industry as dishonest. campaign declined to comment. a major donation from actor pitt. a supporter of same-sex marriage agreed to match the human-n campaign of up to $100,000. supports the initiatives in states, including questions 6 in maryland. the actor says it is unbelievable that people's put to ahips should be election day. >> still to come, it traffic alert. manhunt for a suspectedan of -- itding back to work morning.hilly all th. anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll vouche
hours earlier, the president stopped at fema headquarters in d.c. for a briefing. while away from the damage, in florida, mitt romney also appeared with a heavy hitter -- jeb bush. >> imagine a leader like mitt romney that will restore confidence in this country. i imagine each and every day and that is why i'm campaigning as hard as i can for the guy. >> we come together in times like this, and we want to make sure they have a speedy and quick recovery. >> but the niceties did not last for long on either side. with six days left and polls so tight, the ugly side of politics quickly surfaced. >> the facts are that romney will say anything -- anything -- to win. >> there was also some concern that the department of labour would not get monthly jobs numbers out on friday morning. it turns out now they will, and that the play a big part of this race -- will unemployment states under 8%, as it is now, or move in a direction that could affect any undecided voters? >> of course, today is halloween. while many local neighborhoods will still have a lot of trick- or-treaters, the white hou
. the timing couldn't have been worse. >> mitt romney take it as an opportunity to express that fema and this should be a state issue not necessarily a federal run issue that the state should have. supremacy over that. >> right. >> definitely like you said, a distraction that they, that they -- what are we talking politics? and binders? >> the president's day job. he has to go do that for a few days. >> of course going to be following the latest on hurricane sandy throughout the morning. make sure you stay with abc news, both onisha^ and online for complete coverage of the storm. >>> most of of will remember this day for the hurricane and whatever it may bring. but for these san francisco giants, they are waking up this morning as world series champions. the giants defeated the detroit tigers last night in game four, final score of this one, 4-3, the game went ten innings. gave the giants their second world series title in three years. a clean sweep for the giants. what happened to your tigers, paula, not even competitive? >> they swept the yankees. they had the near week-long layoff
to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another sty. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and giving lights and power to the people that need it? >> boy, you're right about that. a lot of people very angry about that decision. >>> we're going to look at the gas lines all across the region right now. one of the rea
into the harbor. in new jersey, fema and the national guard are working with gas companies to supply empty stations. >> so, we're on top of the gas situation. >> reporter: and that help could not come any sooner, diane. even at this hour, there is still a long line of people waiting for gas here at this station in clifton, new jersey. the owner items me he got a full gas delivery early this morning. he expects to be completely dry within an hour. diane? >> and we saw one of those people waiting rubbing his hands in the cold. thank you, alex. >>> and, a couple of notes on the storm right now, we want to tell you the latest on those natural gas leaks in the town of seeside heights, new jersey. you'll remember we showed you the hissing leaks, residents terrified of fire. well, tonight, we can report that new jersey natural gas has shut off all the gas valves. the danger, they tell us, is over. >>> and, so many of you wanted to know about the 53-year-old woman we met yesterday while we were climbing the dark stairs in her apartment building. we encountered her, she said she had had chest pain.
, and fema administrator, craig fugate, have been outstanding with us so far. we have a great partnership with them. and i want to thank the president personally, for his personal attention to this. >> and you're assessing the damage this morning. rescues continue. but this is going to take weeks to clean up. >> there's no question. it will take weeks to clean up. in new jersey, stay home today. and private businesses, unless you have a safe way to get your employees to your place, you should give them the day off. >> hang in there, governor christie. thanks for your time this morning. >> george, thank you very much. >> that's the story from new jersey. >>> let's get more headlines from josh. >> we're getting new information, in fact, on the massive fire that's spread to at least 50 homes in queens, new york. you see it here. heavy winds overnight, making the conditions extra challenging. roughly 200 firefighters and first responders racing to the scene. firefighters say the water was chest-high on the street. they actually had to use a boat to make rescues as they fought the blaze. they
views on fema funding yesterday. but during a debate last year, he suggested he would favor turning over some of fema's responsibilities to the states. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. >> reporter: romney campaign says he believes fema has a major role to play in hurricane relief. the race looks as tight as ever, george. but new polls out this morning from "the new york times" and cbs, shows that the president has a slight lead in the three biggest battleground states of florida, virginia and ohio. >> jon, thanks very much. >>> back to josh with other top stories. >> we're going to begin with wall street reopening this morning after the first two-day closure caused by weather since 1888. many wall street firms face big problems with flooding and power and just with getting their employees to work today. critics say the exchanges are no better prepared for emergencies now than they were before the attacks of 9/11. >>> and some experts now say the economic toll from hurricane sandy c
to rise in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. officials promised fema is doing everything it can to help. >> we want to help get things back to normal as quickly as possible. schools open, stores open. >> reporter: in new jersey, emergency crews and the national guard are still going door to door searching for survivors where families have been stranded by floodwaters for days. natural gas fires continue to burn in man locating where homes were flattened and with millions still in the dark, 64,000 utility workers in a dozen states are working around the clock to turn the power on. >> one pole at a time. how you got to go. you got to pick through it. >> yay! >> got our lights back. thank you, lord. >> reporter: commuters have been ordered to have at least three people in their cars and gas lines are growing. >> i hagot here at 9:59 a.m. an it's 1:00 in the afternoon, three hours. >> reporter: the coast guard is now helping to bring fuel into the city and sunday's big new york city marathon is still a go despite criticism that the runners will be traveling near areas devastated by sandy. r
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